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Public-images-osm logo.svg footway = sidewalk
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Sidewalks as separate ways Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: Highways
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
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Status: approvedPage for proposal

Use footway=sidewalk along with highway=footway to tag sidewalks (also known as pavement/footway in the UK or a footpath in Australia) as distinct ways from the carriageway.

A more common alternative is to map the sidewalk as property on the street, especially if the sidewalk is just attached with a kerb and not separated by a road verge or other barriers. See Sidewalks for more details and a comparison of the two tagging approaches. See also the comprehensive explanation for bicycle way tagging.

footway=sidewalk is also sometimes used with other highway=* values

How to map

See Key:footway for usage instructions.

See also